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I am asked numerous times a day if I want to change my time zone. I live in Omaha, Nebraska- I thought that I had set the zone correctly. How can I turn off this question?

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Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Mar 19, 2014 - 22:13 UTC


Please always accept this question, as it can cause issues with Todoist. Please make sure that your mobile device, Todoist.com's settings, and any other devices (desktop) are set to the same timezone.


Jeff Shah premium
Replied on May 13, 2014 - 11:19 UTC

Hi Brendon -

I'm also having this issue. It's asking me to reset my time zone to GMT-7:00, but I live on the East Coast (I did recently travel to the west coast, though, which is when this problem started). I obviously don't want to change the time zone on my computer and phone to reflect a time zone I don't live in. Is there another way around this? When I set it for East Coast, it's actually automatically reclassifying tasks from "Today" to "Tomorrow," which is frustrating.

Thank you,

Clyde Romo staff
Replied on May 13, 2014 - 12:34 UTC

Hi Jeff,

Unfortunately, there's no way to disable this at the moment. The reminders are there since time zone issue could lead to problem with your tasks thus when it's not setup properly you get a pop to fix it.



Jeff Shah premium
Replied on May 13, 2014 - 14:20 UTC

Thanks Clyde. Is there no way to stop today's tasks from being reclassified to tomorrow? This sadly defeats the entire purpose of using Todoist to organize my day.

Clyde Romo staff
Replied on May 13, 2014 - 14:42 UTC

Hi Jeff,

The only way to make it work and have all dates correct is to always have the correct time zone on all your devices and in Todoist's settings on all devices.

If you don't do that, tasks added or edited while being in a different time zone without adjusting it, will most likely have incorrect dates and/or times if you return and the time on your devices changes back again.



Jeff Shah premium
Replied on May 13, 2014 - 14:43 UTC

Ah I see - so this is only affecting tasks I added while in the other time zone. Thanks, that's helpful.

Scot Begovich premium
Replied on Jun 25, 2014 - 01:33 UTC

I love Todoist, but really wish you'd fix this so it stops asking me all the time. We should be able to tell it once and have it remember our choice. We can go change it later somewhere else if we want. It's incredibly annoying.

Sharon Sun
Replied on Jul 28, 2014 - 05:16 UTC

I agree with Scot, this seems like a bug where Todoist can't seem to remember that I've changed my time zones despite my re-setting it multiple times now in my settings.
I noticed the change happening when I moved from Minnesota to Delaware, there's a 1-hour difference and now every time I open Todoist it asks me if I want to change my time zone or not, it gets very annoying after a while.

Andrew J Cosentino premium
Replied on Jul 30, 2014 - 03:53 UTC

Ultimately, isn't the limiting factor that all Todist entries are controlled by a single Time Zone setting? So, when you move to a different Time Zone the program expresses the old entries as if they are occurring in the new Time Zone. You may suddenly end up with reminders you set for 9 am becoming reminders at midnight, for example, or reminders for 6 am or 7 am becoming reminders the evening before. There is a logic to this but it forces you to update individual task times every time you change your Time Zone. Worse, you have to keep you TIme Zone for Todist unchanged when you actually change Time Zones and do the conversions in your head when you set times for tasks---however, Todist revises keeping the Time Zone in synch with reality to avoid problems. I agree that this needs to be fixed but it isn't clear to me if that is a big programming task or a small fix.